Sunday, February 19, 2012

Laughter Truly Is the Best Medicine

A day or two after my unfortunate run in with a renegade wine glass, I was bantering back and forth with one of my favorite blog friends, Word Nerd, who is also the leader of the GBE2 (group blogging experience) on Facebook.

Somehow she and I came to the conclusion that we ought to offer up the opportunity to the GBE2 folks to write the tale of how I came by the wound and subsequent scar - considering the blandness of the true story. I was sworn to secrecy until today when the topic was announced to the group at large.

Just after the trauma, before it had really sunk in, the idea seemed like a good one. As the week progressed, my anxiety took over and I questioned the decision. Who was I to think the group would want to write on this topic? It felt presumptuous anyone would care.

So when Word Nerd e-mailed me last night to make sure I was still OK with people making light of the event, I told her I wanted to make light of it but felt as though I were asking people to write about something they wouldn't be interested in and I didn't want the group to resent a dramatic change to the typical prompt format. She assured me it would be just fine. She has a great deal of faith in these people who write for and with each other week after week.

Turns out, she was right.

Several entries have already been linked to the topic post and I have to tell you every one has had me laughing aloud in great gulping guffaws! So far I have danced naked zumba (hee hee), rumbled with a high flautin' society lady with a terrible attitude (YES! Take THAT, snooty snot lady!), gotten tangled up in a fly fishing rod (which is not only possible but probable), attempted to stab a bitchy beauty pageant judge in the eye with her very own pencil (while pregnant with Lex's love quadruplets *snicker*), and attended a rock concert on ill-gotten VIP passes and fallen off the stage (I'm fairly certain I've already done this at one time or another).

This day has been full of coconut bra fun and I've loved every minute of it!

So...I would just like to take a moment tonight to tell all of these phenomenal bloggers who have made me laugh today thank you. You've given me so many opportunities to laugh out loud today and every single story has contributed to my recovery and well-being. You're awesome!

15 comments:

Laine Griffin said...

Laughter is the best medicine, yeah?

Kathy said...

I hope you get feeling better soon Jane. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope the giggles you receive will help brighten your day as good as a personal hug from each of us would do!! It was fun writing your story. Although I wish you didn't have to be injured to inspire it, I really enjoyed writing my contribution. Get better soon and know that battle scar will one day fade.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

danneromero said...

:D

Weissdorn said...

It will go away, dear, I promise you. I've got one twice as long on my foot, and I would have to use a felt marker so you could see it. To cheer you up, I wrote this for you:

http://weissdornswriting.blogspot.com/2012/02/almost-true-tale-of-janes-scar.html

Gaelyn said...

You are a brave womyn. Yet I guess I've figured out this is how your humor trends. So guess I'll have to go read some of this stories. Which I'm sure will be more entertaining than your truth.

Word Nerd said...

I ♥ you oodles and bunches and loads (and a little bit more).

Lucy said...

Now, don't you feel better, you have inspired people to write LOL. I am glad they put a smile on your face and lifted your spirits!!

Claudia Moser said...

It is amazing that you went along, I truly hope you will feel better!

cdnkaro said...

So glad you did this- I thought it was a fantastic idea when I read it on Word Nerd's post:) Will you link your favourite stories here for us to read?

Masked Mom said...

From tragic victim to writing muse--an amazing feat! I'm with cdnkaro, link your favorites if you can. I'd love to check them out.

Brenda Stevens said...

i think we all are enjoying this!! :0) ((hugs)) Jane..our TROOPER!! hey..we could write a book we could, everyone take a chapter hehe

Mike said...

I hope Jane it is healing nicely! In the future may I suggest that you utilize glasses, utensils and so forth made only out of rubber? LOL.....hang in there. I had fun with the project but not at your expense - just to make you laugh. :-)

michael adams said...

You have a great sense of humor about this. Hope you heal well. This was a great topic. I had fun with it!

Mojo Writin said...

So glad you didn't decide to back away from this idea. We're all enjoying writing for one of our own, and I'm glad you are getting some laughter out of it all xx

Laura Rogers said...

I am so glad you let us write on your unfortunate incident, bland as it was.... fun for me. Please read mine, little green guys.... bahhhh